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on bankers' annual raises to little it seems for the britain which rejects of the e.u. has plans to curb executive pay. from the battlefield to the ballot box the taliban could launch a political bid in afghanistan this despite thousands of lives and billions of dollars sacrificed to remove them from power. china's reins of power past two new leaders who are set to defend his military might amid a longstanding battle for influence with the u.s. . and the vicious acid attack on the artistic director for there we now know bolshoi ballet company is closer to being resolved with police arresting the first suspect. so that to have you with us this evening we've got world news and analysis live
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from our moscow headquarters i'm lucy coughing of and you're watching our t.v. well into our top story now a banker's bonus can never be too big that's the view of the u.k. authorities who have opposed the plans for curbs britain's finance minister has given a resolute no to the blocks plan to prevent bankers from receiving bonuses bigger than their base salaries let's find out more on the reasons and the implications for this controversial proposition from artie's poly boyko poly walking back to the brokerage britain's chancellor was the only one in brussels opposing the cap today do you think that this is going to isolate the country further. well it's hardly a surprise lucy because none of the other european countries can boast such a financial hub as the city of london it really is one of the global centers for the financial services industry and of course george osborne the finance minister is very keen to protect that but of course there could be other factors at play
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here we know that a lot of the financing for the conservative party comes from the city of london so in effect protecting bankers bonuses could be a way for the party to ensure that they get the funding that they need in the run up to this all important general election in twenty fifteen but what many people here in the u.k. are also saying is that this could really be the tipping point for the e.u. and britain that this could be an issue that could really force the britain to think about other potential ways of isolating themselves father and perhaps even a british exit from the european union certainly massive implications there but polly i'm curious what's the big deal i mean if we kept these pinker's salaries don't aren't the banks better off to these guys really need to be making as much money as they are. well this is something that the people that work in the financial services industry contest of course they say that there is
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a real trickle down effect from these bankers bonuses that whole if a bonus generally goes to the treasury that's money that goes off in tax to the public pos then there's the trickle down effect to other industries such as the so this is industry the housing market people that employ billed as a housekeeper that'll keep the economy going and ultimately what experts say is that if you cap the bonuses for the bankers here in britain you are going to make the city of london poor and that's going to make the u.k. poorer which at times of austerity really current afford to do and probably what's the word on the street how are people in the u.k. reacting to this. well if we compare the figures in two thousand and two the overall bonuses paid out to bank is in the u.k. were around seven billion pounds whereas most recently that figure has gone up to seeing billion pounds and that's something that quite a great swathe of the general public find very hard to stomach at
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a time when wages affording and the price of essential is that going at the time because of inflation this is a measure that's likely to be quite popular with a lot of the general public because a lot of very hard working people that find it very hard just to get by on their every day wages and of course there are the critics that say that ultimately it's the finance minister george osborne pretexting the as usual who in turn will support the conservative party all right well thank you so much for that update r.t. as a poly boy go filling us in there on those updates well with the afghan presidential election approaching next year the taliban says that it is seriously considering on trying politics a former official in the militias that the group could launch a political party but that doesn't necessarily mean an end to the insurgency of course one of the original goals of the u.s. led war in afghanistan was to remove the taliban from power let's take
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a quick look now at what this has cost both countries since the beginning the launch of the military operation in two thousand and one more than two thousand u.s. soldiers have been killed total coalition losses have topped three thousand lives the numbers of americans injured in the line of duty more than seventeen thousand and of course the death toll among afghan civilians is staggering more than thirty thousand lives lost civilian lives right there lost in the war now while the human factor is one thing the financial burden of the war is another. a whopping price tag more than seven hundred billion dollars and the decades long effort now if the taliban return to power all of these sacrifices could amount to nothing and the taliban victory could easily become real reality that is at least according to former afghan m.p. daoud sultanzoy. this government has so much so many problems that western world have lost their credibility in this government has no credibility so in that sort
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of a situation that taleban had they been smart they would have scored big in the political front but i think the taliban can take advantage of this void in fill that vacuum it is up to the taleban to show their real face not the face that is pushed by the british intelligence or the five standing intelligence the west is is confused the west is looking for an exit a very speedy exhibit and they're. afraid that they will probably do whatever is possible whatever is convenient to put up a very very tedious. and very temporary fix and then leave and then things will go back to where it started that's the problem in the region has to realize that we have to find sustainable success for this problem not a temporary face saving thing for the nato to leave and then leave a big problem for afghanistan for the neighborhood. folks when we heard our terror
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always looking for a way to get you involved to have you weigh in on our story so if you head over to r.t. dot com you can vote on our latest question this time we're asking whether the afghan taliban can actually turn its combat credibility into real political power so it's not too late however to r.t. dot com cast the ballot and then we'll read the results online in a few hours. it may be one of the world's most reclusive states but it seems the power of the web
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is slowly lifting the veil of secrecy on north korea instagram and twitter are now in north korea and there's even claims that pirate bay was preparing to drop anger there so north korea isn't exactly the first country think of when we're talking about social media but our own artie's aleksei or she joined me earlier to help me straighten this bizarre story out to take a look. started with a tweet by the bureau chief of the associated press in korea ms jane leavy who on february twenty fifth tweeted that this is my first tweet using career links new mobile internet service hello world from comm center in pyongyang this tweet has gone to like millions of retreat but definitely open the floodgates in some way that after that we've seen instagram pictures facebook tags check ins all coming from one of the world's most closed countries and definitely this is a breakthrough and nothing we have experienced before well certainly exciting stuff but i mean this is actually translate to the locals the people on the ground are they running around posting instagram photos and tweets well the korea link is the
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only internet provider in korea you know a phrase like that would have been think about three years ago yeah it launched this service the mobile internet service but now for now it's only available to visiting guests it's not available to the local population but they can already send text messages to each other and even make a video calls to each other which is already a breakthrough for a country where having curtains and windows is outlawed because then it would mean you have something to hide so which is not something i heard about before and i'm curious is this something to you personally would have ever imagined seeing in north korea i mean you've been to the country what's it been like when you visited well i saw the curtains part i saw them all windows were open when i was there some seven years ago to change and about them in a way when i came there i was shocked because my cell phone was confiscated at passport control and the only one time i could use internet i could go online was from a russian embassy because they had a contract with a chinese satellite provider and i was the only way i could actually go online to
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do to post something to post some pictures from inside the north korean country so definitely the situation has changed now compared to what it was like seven years ago when i was there then piers of course it's hard for us just speculate as to why these changes are happening since it's a fairly closed country but do you believe that this has something to do with the change in leadership by younger. energetic man who is perhaps more aware of things like three g. for example absolutely when kim jong il the late korean leader said that the country needs to embrace the new high tech technology the new high tech era probably his son who is now in charge of the country took these words very seriously recently saw a visit of one of the google stop executives to the country something unthinkable you know which is crazy if you think about it three four years ago then we saw visit over from boy in the n.b.a. player former n.b.a. player dennis rodman who actually said that kim jong un his friend for life so all this shows that that north korea wants to open up the world the question is
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certainly to what extent the country will open itself up of course and i'm really curious how you say this whole pirate bay story what exactly is going on there as. well first we heard a statement published on pirate base website that i quote today we can reveal that we have been invited by the leader of the republic of korea to fight our battles from the network it is ironic in many ways because pirate bay as we know has always been prosecuted globally and north korea is also in a very difficult situation let's put it this way. they even changed their logo for a short period of time the typical pirate ship was replaced with a ship having north korean flags on it later we contacted people from the pirate bay who said this was a joke which was aimed at directing attention to their problems that they are being prosecuted but certainly as we know all jokes have some truth behind them. china's prime minister has opened the national people's congress in beijing the event is especially the significance of this here due to the handover of power to
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a new generation of communist party leaders which only occurs once in a decade of course among their aims is a double digit boost to defense spending something which may worry china's main rival the united states where recent spending cuts have meant a big blow to the military professor steve saying from the university of nottingham says washington's so-called pivot to asia had prompted beijing's defensive stance the new chinese president xi jinping is a much more self-confident competent assertive and nationalistic persecute we're likely to see a china much more assertive in the extend years in terms of what is described as the american people back to asia the chinese see these as a major change in american policy that is directed against china as a less than friendly act and therefore the chinese are trying to. undermine
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american rebalancing and it is also the reasons for the. increase in chart nice military spending. we've got lots of stories for you coming up this hour including this take a look. you heard the man israel's benjamin netanyahu pulls no punches on iran saying diplomacy is a waste of time and preventing the country from achieving its nuclear ambitions. also for you star composition and severe austerity in europe appears not to be enough to force a lot of you had to rethink joining the euro zone in two thousand and fourteen later in the program we'll tell you whether it could prove to be a fatal move. russian police are questioning a suspect in the acid attack that nearly blinded the artistic director of the bolshoi theater sergei feed in the suspect is the first to have been detained in
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the case that put the spotlight on infighting at the world's one of the world's biggest and best known theaters are. the details. he's one of the two men the police are saying have actually carried out the the attack on a feeling in the middle of january we haven't disclosed whether or not they have arrested the other guy who is also supposed to be responsible for the attack but they do say they know who he is and police are saying that they actually know who actually ordered the attack to be executed the details of the attack are truly horrendous it's a good feeling was on his way home from work late at night or you stepped out of his car and that's when a masked and a known masked individual splashed his face with sulphuric acid severely burning of course his face and his eyes he had to go to undergo more than ten surgeries we were told today in order to save his eyesight but it does seem like he is on his way to recovery right now in a clinic in germany as an artistic director sergei filin essentially had a chance to make or break any ballet dancers career inside the theater and of
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course there were rumors and information coming from the artist from the ballet dancers themselves they're saying that there is tremendous amount of infighting going on behind the scenes everybody is fighting for that one prime part or a certain position there also have been reports of addresses being cut of glass being stuffed in the shoes in the dancing shoes there's also been a scandal just a couple of years ago when a man who but a lot of people are saying is. probably going to become the next director of the bolshoi theater pornographic images of him were leaked onto the internet essentially ending his career still for all the beauty that we have on the outside there's actually quite a bit of rather unsightly goings on inside the bolshoi theater more news after the break stay with us here watching our team.
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they're serving us. just like their mother. little ones born in prison. must be for the crimes committed by their parents. may be. on our cheek. you know sometimes you see a story and it seems so for lengthly you think you understand it and then you glimpse something else you hear or see some other part of it and realize that everything you thought you knew you don't know i'm sorry markham is
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a big. call come back a lot via has set its sights on joining the euro zone in two thousand and fourteen that is despite the currency blogs shaky outlook with austerity cuts and gaping holes in the country's budgets the decision also clashes with public opinion and lot more two thirds are against your membership has spoken to one member of the european parliamentary believes the timing simply couldn't be worse. and led if you want to be a member of nato or of the e.u. of the eurozone so want to be a member of a big block need to i can imagine the e.u. it can imagine the eurozone at the moment is not the right club to join because lead view came out of the crisis in two thousand and ten and the economic recovery started shortly after that actually led to these doing quite well so one could
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wonder why does that if you want to end the year if you have an economic crisis would come back to latvia let's say you're in the euro zone cannot leave you and will have to stay in it like greece's doing now and greece's go towards a lot of suffering and that is the economic downside to perhaps the political advantage to have member of a bigger club a deep delve into the finances of the eurozone and elsewhere across the globe that's coming up in the latest edition of parties kaiser report here's a quick taste. why are stock brokers on drugs why the stock brokers start so much cocaine why do the brokers and bankers at j.p. morgan and goldman sachs and barclays royal bank of scotland why do they sniff their weight and coke every morning just to get started to begin their day rampaging through the markets stealing people's wealth because they are being
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treated like rats by the pharmaceutical companies to get them into a state of perpetual larceny and it's working. for the israeli prime minister has made clear that he's not backing down from his idea of the potential attack on iran being a minute to meon who told a gathering of america's powerful pro israeli lobby that the negotiations could be a waste of time and the only the threat of direct military action could crush iran's nuclear ambitions a lot his message was applauded at the apac conference in washington it wasn't exactly received warmly at home artie's policy or has more. the israeli prime minister is at it again addressing his favorite topic words alone will not stop iran sanctions alone will not stop iran sanctions must be a couple with a clear and credible military threat if diplomacy and sanctions fail strong statements from a leader in bold and buy new grip on power this one yahoo warns the american israel
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public affairs committee iran is using international negotiations to buy time so it complicit with its nuclear program a message he's warmed to in the past how do you stop well you have to put greater pressure on you have to upgrade the sanctions and they have to know that if the sanctions and diplomacy fails they will face a quotable military threat that's essential nothing else will do the job and it's getting closer. so much for the sign of relief many breathed following last month's parliamentary elections the surprising win by say in ten pro peace political parties prompted many to believe netanyahu would back down from the streets to strike iran ask those on the street who voted against netanyahu they feel their message was clear take your finger off the trigger in your three to attack iran give economic sanctions and diplomacy
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a chance but analysts on so sure netanyahu has any intention of toning down the rhetoric and the is a man which is very much concerned about his position in history and he understands that now he's referred to it by me this to ship i'm afraid that one of the reasons that he would like to foster taking against iran is to place himself at the history of the israeli people and it's making the israeli public nervous daniel be an obvious company sells a system that provides ventilation in bomb shelters in times of chemical or biological attacks he says each time it on yahoo mentions he ran the number of queries goes up. some people prefer not to think of the threat but it's a bear and they know it so we have clients just calling to find out about the system but who have difficulty deciding to buy one and then we have some people who are more alert these are the people who assume there is some tension in the media
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will call and order the system you know a lot of worry is good for business and that's really help problem either and we were so many money go. that mother of one is an israeli graphic designer who accidentally created an online movement off to posting a facebook message declaring that israel would never bomb iran of these raids quickly created the own posters with the same message and iranians responded in kind but they're up against this one yahoo and he's made powerful message i think a big ball of that these people are voting out of fear out of the you know being afraid of the wall coming in he's the one you know i think the war will end just speculation about a possible israeli strike on iran is also keeping foreign investors away maybe away or even while war might mean big business for some it spells disaster for others. on line for you know the elite military wing of hamas has shared some of its
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secrets with r.t.e. and r.t. dot com you'll find the exclusive inside scoop on how the group conducts its operations and who gains access to the hamas inner circle. plus e-mails and phone calls may not be enough pentagon scientists look for ways to transcribe every real world conversation into a computer database for sure you want your every word from now on will find out by logging on to r.t. dot com. fresh clashes have broken out between protesters and police and egypt's arrest of portside the city has been locked in a cycle of violence for several days now ever since demonstrators began calling for
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justice in a trial over a deadly soccer riot that took place last year has been following the developments for us from cairo. caches continue in port saïd for the day between protesters and police what we just heard is the president mohamed morsi is actually considering a military takeover of this restive city on the coast there seems to be a lot of anger between the civilians and the police force this comes after the national security agency was torched this morning yesterday we had security directorate partially burnt as well as the governor headquarters with hundreds of indicates at least five killed. time now for a brief world update syrian rebels claim to have captured the governor of the rocket province when they took over the city in an overnight battle with government forces this comes after days of heavy clashes with the syrian army in the footage
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you're seeing now has showing to show fighters destroying a statue of the former syrian president hafez assad. supporters of venezuelan president hugo chavez as well as opposition members are demanding to know the full truth about the socialist leader's state of health that's after a commune occasion minister communication minister revealed the president is having difficulty breathing following a severe respiratory infection chavez hasn't been seen in public since he underwent cancer surgery in cuba almost three months ago. but that's it for me this evening but stay with our team breaking the set is coming up in just a few minutes. john
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kerry made his first major verbal gaffe as secretary of state by michel the nonexistent country of courage to stand in one of his speeches of course it is funny when politicians misspeak george bush was pretty good at that but i can say that we all make mistakes when we speak trust me it is very easy to butcher the pronunciation of someplace on earth like course to level bowl or walla walla washington the thing is he didn't just misspeak his speech was written correctly and if you look at his eyes as he said it he wasn't really looking at notes or something he was reading it off of a teleprompter right now i'm reading off a teleprompter but i put every word there myself which is probably why john kerry is spelled with a q but my question is would kerry and prompter mr obama just read anything put in front of them to the even really know the realities of the. cereal they're reading in their speeches and you're deeply versed on some subject and you should need to read word for word from the teleprompter to give a speech just try writing some notes and speaking with your brain and maybe your heart like in the good old days but that's just my opinion.
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